All posts tagged: Cheese

A lovely summer starter: Nut coated goat cheese balls in bed of fresh home-grown salad

“Un fromage par jour de l’année” – (There is a different cheese for every day of the year, French proverb). From day one, I moved to Paris, I felt in love with cheeses. And trust me, it’s a great place to be for a cheese-lover. French have deep-rooted culture of cheese and more than a thousand cheeses in their lexicon. One of the cheeses, I learnt to appreciate is fresh goat cheese. Incredibly light and soft as snow, it tastes lovely with a rustic toast and is great in salads. If you are craving for a luxurious bite, and only have a few minutes for cooking, it’s just the right recipe for you. INGREDIENTS: 400 g of fresh goat cheese 2-3 spoons of natural yoghurt 4-5 spoons of crushed nuts (pistachio, pecan, almond) A pinch of salt Some pepper DIRECTIONS: 1. Crumble cheese into a large bowl and a roughly mash with yoghurt and season to your taste. If the mix is too dry, you can add more yoghurt. I also like to use some lemon zest for the additional swirl …

Champignon très spécial

Always classy, easy to make, gorgeous and great starter for any party! Even if you think you don’t like mushrooms, you still should give these a try – it’s absolute deliciousness in a bite-size cup simply melting in your mouth. To rock the party, you would need: 24 medium white button mushrooms, cleaned and stems reserved 1/2 cup of cream cheese Some Camembert cheese, cut into slices 2 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet Half of large onion, finely chopped 1 cloves of garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper Almonds for decoration (optional) DIRECTIONS: Start with preheating oven to 180 C and lightly oil a baking sheet. After that, hands on the mushrooms, remove stems and chop them finely. Bake just the mushroom caps, stem-side down, until tender, around 10 minutes. Meanwhile, take a medium skillet and sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, add some chopped mushrooms, salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook until tender. Stir in some cream cheese and mix until thorough. At this point , …